Burnaby’s Secondary Schools offer so many opportunities for students to be inspired to reach their potential. Learning options include Career Education, French Immersion, Summit Programs, Sports Academies, BETA Mini-school for Highly Able Learners, AP courses, and the AP Capstone program. New programs for fall 2018 include a lacrosse academy, volleyball academy and three leading edge technology programs – all offered at Cariboo Hill. Students going into grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to attend our Secondary School Open House Events. They provide an opportunity to tour the schools, meet the staff and learn about optional programs and course selection. LEARN MORE
All of our grade 7 students will be participating in a project with the Fortius Foundation to take our students to the Fortius facility for 10 – two hour sessions over a 10 week period. The program itself will be focusing on physical literacy, fundamental movements, as well as mental and physical well-being. The program is called KidsMove and is being funded entirely through the Fortius Foundation. This is a pilot project in the Burnaby School District and will offer this highly regarded program to six of our schools from January to June in 2018. This program will enhance and augment our Physical and Health Education Program and connects very well with the revised curriculum outcomes around healthy living, as well as physical and mental health. Please check out this short informational video and please call us if you have more questions.
Registration for Kindergarten and new students will be taking place in Burnaby during the month of February. Priority for the upcoming school year will be given to applications received during the month of February (February 1 – Feb. 28). Students register at the school within the designated attendance area where the student ordinarily resides or make an application to attend another school or educational program within the district.
Kindergarten registrations for the 2018-19 school year are for children born in the year 2013.
For further information about registration, click here.
FRENCH IMMERSION INFORMATION SESSION
Ecole Seaforth Elementary
7881 Government Rd
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Students can apply for Early French Immersion that starts in kindergarten or grade 1 or Late French Immersion that starts in grade 6.
To learn more about this language program option, parents are invited to attend this information session or to visit: http://www.sd41.bc.ca/french-immersion/
All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (e.g. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. In the event there are certain schools or the entire district closed due to snow, or any other weather-related issues, announcements will be made on local radio stations by 7 a.m. on the day of the closure. Please do not call the radio station – tune in and listen for the announcements, or check the radio station websites.
Closure information will also be posted on the district website at www.burnabyschools.ca and on Twitter @burnabyschools (please follow us!). However, keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, for example, if there are power outages or technical problems. The most reliable way to get school closure information is to listen to the local radio stations.
Information will only be provided on school closures. If there is no closure information, our schools are open for learning! However, the decision to send your child to school or not is ultimately a family decision.
For more detailed information on weather related school closures, please click here
The Pumpkin Patch will be coming to Sperling School on Monday, October 30 in the afternoon. All students will get an opportunity to search for a perfect pumpkin to take home. Students are asked to bring a cloth bag with handles to carry their pumpkins. All children should be dressed appropriately for the weather in case of rain.
Click here for the notice which was sent home.
Thank you to our Sperling PAC for funding this annual event!
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